Am I a Candidate for Dental Bonding?

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


Teeth with chips, cracks, gaps and other aesthetic issues can make even the happiest person uncomfortable with their smile. If you live in Hudson County, New Jersey, and want to make your teeth look shiny and complete again, you might be a candidate for dental bonding.

Dental bonding involves applying, fitting and drying into place a tooth-colored resin material to cover up flaws in the tooth. To find out how dental bonding might be able to help you advance the beauty of your mouth, please call The Practice at Maxwell Place today at 201-792-9400. Dr. Frank DePaola is happy to see patients in or around Hudson County.

Before Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an affordable, conservative cosmetic dentistry enhancement for your teeth. If you don’t require major corrective work, it could be an ideal way to revitalize your smile

Dr. Frank will discuss specifics of your case during your appointment. Generally speaking, though, ideal candidates for dental bonding will have reasonably healthy teeth, providing an adequate, stable surface area to mold the resin.

Dental Bonding Aftercare

Along with having a healthy mouth beforehand, it’s important to be on your best dental behavior after the procedure. To maintain the color of the resin Dr. Frank matched to your teeth, avoid the following for 48 hours after dental bonding:

  • Beverages that stain teeth, like coffee and tea
  • Stain-causing foods, such as berries and richly colored sauces
  • Smoking; in addition to the many health risks posed by tobacco use, it can stain teeth and composite materials in the mouth

With proper care, the composite material used in dental bonding can last anywhere from three to 10 years. To get that kind of longevity from your dental bonding, steer clear of bad habits like:

  • Chewing hard food items such as ice cubes, sucking candies, popcorn kernels, fruit pits, etc.
  • Biting fingernails
  • Gnawing on pens and pencils
  • Opening packaging materials with your teeth

It’s important to continue practicing good oral hygiene and maintain a checkup schedule with your dentist after dental bonding. Dr. Frank can not only give your teeth a professional cleaning, but ensure that dental bonding is keeping your smile spectacular.

To learn more about your dental bonding candidacy, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place using the form at the right side of the page or call 201-792-9400 today to schedule your initial appointment. Dr. Frank serves patients throughout Hudson County, including Hoboken and Jersey City.